Nick Spano Former Senator Nick Spano enjoyed a distinguished 28-year career in the New York State Legislature. Senator Spano was first elected at the age of 25 to the State Assembly. In 1986, he was elected to the State Senate, where he served for 20 years. During his tenure, Senator Spano rose to the senior ranks of the Legislature, serving as the Senior Assistant Majority Leader, Chairman of the Senate's powerful committee on Investigations and Government Operations, and Chairman of the Committees on Labor and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Senator Spano is known for his close working relationships with members of the New York State Legislature on both sides of the aisle, in both houses. Senator Spano enjoys an esteemed reputation for his accomplishments in the New York State Legislature and remains a major player in New York State government and political circles. Working with ESP, he is now considered one of the leading government affairs and business consultants in the New York metropolitan area.
Maureen Kronau is a well known, highly respected and accomplished professional with unmatched experience in the New York State Legislature. Maureen served for over 20 years as a senior staff member in the New York State Senate, where she developed deep and extensive working relationships throughout state and local government, including the various regulatory agencies. As a veteran of state government and New York State politics, Maureen has an intuitive sense of how to frame an issue and a keen ability to quickly reach important decision-makers. Maureen also prides herself on timely communications, constantly keeping ESP's clients aware of the status of their issues and projects, along with any other important information that could help advance their business or policy goals. Maureen is based in ESP's Albany office.
Jim Cavanaugh Jim Cavanaugh has a strong governmental and political background. From 2005 to 2010 Jim was President and CEO of the Battery Park City Authority in lower Manhattan. During that time the Authority oversaw the construction of 4.7 million square feet of commercial and residential space. As manager of the 92 acre community Jim worked closely with both state and city governmental, civic, and business leaders. During Jimís leadership of BPCA the Authorityís last parcels were built out, completing its master plan. At the same time the Authority accumulated more than $400 million in excess revenues that were utilized by the state and city governments to assist with deficit reduction. Prior to that Jim served ten years as the elected Town Supervisor of Eastchester, New York. During part of that period he served as President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association and the Westchester-Putnam Association of Town Supervisors, working to fashion a bipartisan approach to various county, state and municipal issues. Jimís experience also includes several years as Communications Director for Senator Nicholas Spano, as well as chairmanship of the Westchester Republican Committee. He has served as a campaign consultant for both Republican and Democrat office holders and candidates at the state and local levels.